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Today's News

  • Upcoming events

    Parent Night for

    8th graders today

    Williston High School will hold a Parent Night on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Williston High School for all Williston Middle School 8th grade parents/students to present information and answer questions you may have about your child's entrance into the 9th grade for next school year.

    Eighth grade students will bring home information on April 30 for the pre-registration process that should aid you in making important decisions about your child's future.

    Hearing-impaired

  • Local girl earns trip to D.C.

    Each year Clay Electric selects four high school juniors to enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. during the nation's Youth Week in June. Arielle Claude of Williston High School was selected as a winner in this year's Youth Tour to Washington Contest and will spend a week in Washington D.C. June 14-19.

    The three other winners who will join Claude are Lauren Moore of Fleming Island High School, Drew Burgett of Santa Fe High School and Clint Williams of Union County High School.

  • Citrus Publishing welcomes tourism magazine

    There will now be one predominant magazine for visitors to the Nature Coast.

    The Chiefland Citizen, Cedar Key Beacon and Williston Pioneer Sun News parent company, Citrus Publishing, Inc. has purchased the Nature Coast Visitors Guide Magazine and will combine the publication with its own Nature Coast Lines.

  • Parent night set for 8th graders

    Williston High School will hold a Parent Night on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Williston High School for all Williston Middle School 8th grade parents/students to present information and answer questions you may have about your child's entrance into the 9th grade for next school year.

    Eighth grade students will bring home information on April 30 for the pre-registration process that should aid you in making important decisions about your child's future.

  • Devils win regional opener

    Williston played its comeback role to the hilt Tuesday, coming from behind twice, then whipping Union County, 13-5, in the Class 3A regional quarterfinal at Williston.

    The Red Devils will play Keystone Heights, a 10-9 winner over P.K. Yonge, at home this Friday.

    Following is an earlier story about last week's district final.

    FORT WHITE - Williston's never-say-die baseball team had another big comeback win last Thursday, taking the district title with a 10-5 victory over P.K. Yonge.

  • The dismissal of the city manager

    There is obviously more than meets the eye when it comes to the dismissal of Jim Coleman as the city manager of Williston.

    There were references to unhappy city employees, projects not followed through and the treatment of the city clerk during Tuesday's meeting when Coleman was fired.

    For my part, I can only say that all the dealings I had with Coleman were positive. He was always accessible for information. I am sorry to see him go.

    Now comes the interesting part, figuring out how to go about hiring someone new.

  • Drug trade takes a hit

    The drug trade in Levy County and surrounding areas took a big hit recently with the announcement last week of the arrest of more than 70 people in a joint Levy-Dixie County effort.

  • Ribbon cutting held at O's So Sweet
  • Coleman fired as city manager

    About 15 minutes after Tuesday's City Council meeting started, City Manager Jim Coleman picked up his notebook and his dark glasses and walked out of the community center.

    He had just been fired by the Williston council.

    Later in the meeting finance director Mark Schiefer was named interim city manager. Final terms of his new position will be discussed at a special meeting and workshop next Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The council will also discuss how they want to proceed to fill the permanent position.

  • Make people wear seatbelts

    There is one law in Florida that I have been fighting for years. Maybe something is finally going to happen.

    Under current law, a law enforcement officer is not allowed to stop someone just because they don't have a seatbelt on. They can only be cited if they are stopped for some other reason.

    There reportedly is a bill in the Legislature that would change that. Hopefully, it will go through.

    Normally I'm not in favor of more government intervention. However, sometimes you just have to legislate something to overcome people's lack of judgment.